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The Venus International Award

The Venus International Award Recognizes Individuals for their Quality, Reliability and Competence to Apply Knowledge and Skills to carry out specific tasks. The Venus International Award is a Certificate. It's a Non-financial Award. It is a Formal Authentication; A Seal of Approval – A Recognition – A Written Assurance to a Person.

The scheme has a Policy, Application, Expert Committee and Judging Process etc that are governed by the Board of Trust.

The Research Award

The Research Awards are now in their sixth year and it is part of the Venus International Science and Technology Awards (VISTA) scheme was instituted in the year 2015 by the Centre for Advanced Research and Design (CARD) of Venus International Foundation (VIF). This Annual Awards are presented yearly during the Annual Science and Technology Meet (ASTM).

Vision

We have committed to Celebrating Science and Technology Minds of World

Mission

To recognize 'Expertly Qualified Researchers' who are committed to finding solutions to the daunting challenges.

Objectives

To honour the individuals for extraordinary achievements and significant contributions.

General Information

Statistics

Note:

Erstwhile (for the past 5 Years; from 2015 to 2019) the event is conducted separately as a Annual Research Meet (ARM). In which, the Venus International Research Awards (affectionately known as the VIRAs) is part of ARM.

VIF has a history of successful celebration of Scientific Events & Award Ceremonies from the 2015. Our executive team, from inception to implementation, has a Accountability-Clarity- Commitment-Follow through-Goals-Priorities-Translation to Action etc. We believe that the mentality, resourcefulness, creative talents and diverse thinking of the Board of Trust is the driving force behind our success.

  • 7th Year – 2021
  • Sixth Research Awards is part of Venus International Science and Technology Awards – VISTA 2021 and is scheduled on 6th November 2021.

  • 6th Year – 2020
  • Sixth Research Awards is part of Venus International Science and Technology Awards – VISTA 2020 and 29 nominees are awarded on 9th January 2021.

  • 5th Year – 2019
  • Fifth Research Awards is part of Venus International Research Awards – VIRA 2019 and 80 nominees are awarded on 3rd August 2019.

  • 4th Year – 2018
  • Fourth Research Awards is part of Venus International Research Awards – VIRA 2018 and 133 nominees are awarded on 11th August 2018.

  • 3rd Year – 2017
  • Third Research Awards is part of Venus International Research Awards – VIRA 2017 and 190 nominees are awarded on 11th November 2017.

  • 2nd Year – 2016
  • Second Research Awards is part of Venus International Research Awards – VIRA 2016 and 229 nominees are awarded on 3rd December 2016.

  • 1st Year – 2015
  • First Research Awards is part of Venus International Research Awards – VIRA 2016 and 280 nominees are awarded on 19th December 2015.



This annual award is open to 'Researcher and Higher Education Teaching Faculty Member' of any nationality, who is in good standing at the time of the nomination, and in the age group of 27 – 70 years and has good academic record. The nominee must have completed a recognized Doctorate Degree (PhD) or its equivalent.

Evaluation Criteria
  • General

    Extensive Knowledge – Mastery of the Subject – Creative Thinking and Dedication to the Profession – Significant and Sustained Contributions to the Institution and/or the Community at large – Quality and Competence evidenced by continuing Intellectual Accomplishments and Pursuits

  • Research

    Grants – Patents – Collaboration with Industries and Institutions – Contracts – Publications (Original Research Articles, Review Articles, Short reports or Letters, Case Studies, Methodologies and Books) – Invited Lectures and Presentations – Membership in Professional Organizations



Note - 1: Researcher
An active 'Full-time Researcher' working in Institutions of Scientific, Academic and Industrial at the capacity of Associate Scientist / Scientific Officer, Scientist, Principal / Senior Principal Scientist.

Note - 2: Faculty Member
An active 'Full-time Faculty Member' working in a Academic Institutions (Autonomous / Affiliated College or University) at the capacity of Lecturer / Senior Lecturer, Assistant/Associate Professor and Professor.


The Research Award scheme, is part of Annual Research Meet (which is a self-supporting event). ASTM is a self-supporting event and the event registration fees are the major source of revenue for running the event. All the (Administrative - Materials and Hall - Service Tax and Accounting - Website Design and Maintenance) expenses of the events are covered by the event income (registration fees from the participants) and Foundation operating funds.

The registration fees collected will also supports the long term development of the Meet and to keep the ASTM format viable by ensuring that infrastructure and services are in place from year to year.

Registration includes Access to all sessions and invited speakers, Participation Certificate and One High Buffet Lunch Coupon and Breaks.

However, The registration does not include the travel and accommodation cost of the participants.

Additional charges are applicable for accompanying person(s).

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